Over here vets avoid all surgery on bulldogs until they are 1 year old unless absolutely necessary...and while cherry eye is unsightly and uncomfortable, as long as it is kept clean and the eyedrops are used daily as prescribed, it doesnt hurt.
The cherry does somtimes go back in on its own but you can help....
Boil some water an leave it to cool off a little,
Whilst it is still warm damp a cotton wool ball,
Hold her firmly and pull the outer edge of her eye out(so that the eye closes)
Using the warm, damp cotton ball gently press the cherry down and in toward her nose
Hold and massage very gently back and forth(tiny movements)
Try this a few times letting her rest in between,
Tou should start to see a reduction in the cherry
Lucys took around 3-4 massages pop back in, we continued with the eyedrops and all was well.
Lucys has only popped twice and not since she was 4months old
My vet told me that a lot of pups grow out of cherry eye and surgery should always be the last resort.
I should add here however that lucys was not a severe case, we caught it early and popped it in quickly.
Touch wood it wont happen again but if it does i will video the technique and post it for future reference to our members and guests.